The runner-up in the WTA ranking did not defeat her competitors without problems, and her ranking dropped by 60 places. Although Osaka took the lead in the entire game in the first set, she won 6-4, but in the second set, the two ladies unanimously won their applications, and the Japanese won only after the tie-break. Interestingly, in the second round, Osaka will face another Romanian girl Anna Bogdan (WTA 102).
-“People don’t pay attention to the mental health of athletes. I see it every time I see it in a press conference, and I see it when I participate in them myself. The same questions or questions have been asked to make us doubt. To those who don’t want to give in to doubt me,” Osaka Naomi tweeted announcing that she had boycotted the post-match press conference in Paris. It was criticized by other players, including Iga Świątek and Rafael Nadal. -This is part of our work-said the defender of the Paris championship.
However, this did not change Osaka’s thinking. The Japanese announced, so she did. After defeating Teague, she ignored her media responsibilities, even though the organizers tried to persuade her to change her attitude. The final fine was $15,000.
“Osaka Naomi was fined $15,000 for refusing to attend the press conference. The position of all Grand Slam tournament organizers is that the French Open organizers tried to make her change her mind and did not succeed in trying to talk to her about her happiness,” he said. Wrote on Twitter by Stuart Fraser of The Times.
In addition, In the official statement of the organizer They warned Osaka that further such ignorance of media obligations will lead to greater penalties, and eventually may even lead to her being excluded from current and future Grand Slam tournaments! It is also emphasized that regardless of the player’s attitude, beliefs or achievements, the general rules of operation of players in the game are the same for everyone.